All pages with keywords: sustainable development goals

Nicholas Stern responds to EIB proposal to end lending for fossil fuels

Press release 26 July, 2019

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern responds to the announcement today (26 July 2019) that the European Investment Bank (EIB) has proposed to end lending for fossil fuel-reliant energy projects by the end of 2020 in its draft energy lending policy. read more »


Why sustainability means leaving behind old approaches to teaching finance

Commentary 3 June, 2019

Dirk Schoenmaker describes a novel approach to teaching the new generation of sustainable financiers. He presents a four-stage framework in which his favoured configuration, Sustainable Finance 2.0, monetises the social and environmental aspects, placing them on a par with the financial dimension. read more »


Responding with urgency: the role of UK aid in combating climate change

a commentary by Patrick Curran 9 May, 2019

Patrick Curran considers the findings of a new parliamentary report on UK aid for combating climate change. read more »


Sustainability and internationalism:  driving development in  the 21st century

Sustainability and internationalism: driving development in the 21st century

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern 28 March, 2019

Nicholas Stern contends that embarking on a path of strong, sustainable and inclusive growth can deliver the zero-carbon economy and the Sustainable Development Goals, and that such a strategy both requires, and can help create, a new internationalism. This is an extended version of a lecture by Professor Stern delivered in February 2019 at the University of Cambridge. read more »


Climate change governance in Tanzania: challenges and opportunities

a policy publication by Michal Nachmany 22 October, 2018

The policy brief outlines the key governance challenges Tanzania faces in implementing its climate policies, describes the drivers of and barriers to climate-relevant policy processes, and concludes with policy recommendations. read more »


The time to invest in energy access is now

Commentary 19 September, 2018

By Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All  Delays in closing the energy access … read more »


Policy coherence for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

Policy coherence for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

a policy publication by Patrick Curran, Andrew J. Dougill, Joanna Pardoe, Katharine Vincent 1 August, 2018

Coherent, cross-sectoral approaches to policy development are essential to meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on research from southern Africa, this brief makes recommendations for improving coherence, which is currently partial to weak across the region. read more »


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Hydropower in Africa: Plans for new dams could increase the risk of disruption to electricity supply

a commentary by Declan Conway 13 December, 2017

New research published in Nature Energy this month finds that plans for new dams could put electricity generation and supply at risk and highlights the importance of considering rainfall patterns when planning the location of new hydropower dams in Africa read more »


China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran 7 August, 2017

A previous draft of this report was published as a background paper submission to the China Development Forum 2017. An 8-page summary policy brief is also available.  Headline issue China … read more »


China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran 18 July, 2017

China is taking an active leadership role in a new global agenda that has sustainable infrastructure at its heart – an agenda that is starting to address the … read more »